The Top Artificial Intelligence Companies To Watch In 2021 | Forbes

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The Covid-19 pandemic was devastating for many industries, but it only accelerated the use of artificial intelligence across the U.S. economy. Amid the crisis, companies scrambled to create new services for remote workers and students, beef up online shopping and dining options, make customer call centers more efficient and speed development of important new drugs.

Even as applications of machine learning and perception platforms become commonplace, a thick layer of hype and fuzzy jargon clings to AI-enabled software.That makes it tough to identify the most compelling companies in the space—especially those finding new ways to use AI that create value by making humans more efficient, not redundant.

With this in mind, Forbes has partnered with venture firms Sequoia Capital and Meritech Capital to create our third annual AI 50, a list of private, promising North American companies that are using artificial intelligence in ways that are fundamental to their operations. To be considered, businesses must be privately-held and utilizing machine learning (where systems learn from data to improve on tasks), natural language processing (which enables programs to “understand” written or spoken language) or computer vision (which relates to how machines “see”). AI companies incubated at, largely funded through or acquired by large tech, manufacturing or industrial firms aren’t eligible for consideration.

Our list was compiled through a submission process open to any AI company in the U.S. and Canada. The application asked companies to provide details on their technology, business model, customers and financials like funding, valuation and revenue history (companies had the option to submit information confidentially, to encourage greater transparency). Forbes received several hundred entries, of which nearly 400 qualified for consideration. From there, our data partners applied an algorithm to identify 100 companies with the highest quantitative scores—and that also made diversity a priority. Next, a panel of expert AI judges evaluated the finalists to find the 50 most compelling companies (they were precluded from judging companies in which they have a vested interest).

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1:40 – Whisper.ai

3:04 – Verge Genomics

4:25 – Gatik

5:46 – Lilt

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32 comments

MrSchweppes May 3, 2021 - 1:17 PM

Cathie Wood from ARK Invest predicts that the AI revolution will create more wealth than the internet revolution.

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Wilson Kim May 4, 2021 - 12:44 AM

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Wilson Kim May 4, 2021 - 12:44 AM

I just made another withdrawal of $30,000usd from my portfolio of over $200k in 3 weeks I started already traDing with Expert Linda Henderson I am a fullfil Soul

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Eric. M May 4, 2021 - 11:00 AM

3:10 funny that the more tech evolve the more deadly disease we get 🤔, maybe its because there is no need for Big pharma (the world most profitable industrie) if everybody is healty ? 🤔 I dont know i'm just asking qeustions nobody ever ask

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Hououin Kyouma May 4, 2021 - 12:21 PM

Lilt gonna be big for sure

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Chidambaranathan s May 4, 2021 - 2:23 PM

In usa? Why?? Why not china , Europe and india 🙄 Thanks anyhow😊

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Shreya Dhurde May 5, 2021 - 4:51 AM

Yes we saw a indian in ai …gautik🇮🇳

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Andrés C May 5, 2021 - 9:02 PM

AI that understand languages such as "Duolingo" jajaja such a bad video

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Crypto Rants May 6, 2021 - 10:52 AM

I think aging-reversal biotech will be the next big industry. There is enormous progress being made right now. It is going to become the most profitable industry ever simply because people are willing to pay an infinite amount of money for more TIME and to get their YOUTH back.
Let me know if you find some interesting companies to invest in!

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Brennen Jaxx May 10, 2021 - 2:55 AM

I just got into bitcoin trading and I made my first profiy,which I knew about this earlier

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Richard Song May 10, 2021 - 10:21 PM

So 80/20 rule will work on this list, right?

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user73o1u 81716 May 11, 2021 - 5:10 AM

Can someone re-up with just the annoying transition sounds (and maybe breathing noises?!)

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Weird guy May 12, 2021 - 3:12 PM

The buzzword of the decade to get funding A.I and crypto .

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sue smith May 15, 2021 - 1:26 AM

Exciting or dead of humanity

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Fikri Fadhlurrahman May 15, 2021 - 1:39 AM

You want to profit big??

Just look over OpenAI(msft) and Deepmind(googlr)

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Fayaz Saju May 17, 2021 - 6:43 PM

🤩✌️👍💯

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vvinqz May 17, 2021 - 9:49 PM

Why does the narrator look exactly like Martin Wallström (AKA Tyrell Wellick from Mr.Robot)

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VaDRitoX May 18, 2021 - 12:59 AM

Current "AI" companies – somehow obtain a giant database of training data and apply literally any non-linear approximation algorithm to it. Profit. There's nothing intelligent in this AI.

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Sunlight Sunlight May 20, 2021 - 3:06 AM

$AITX

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Ajinkya Deshmukh May 22, 2021 - 10:07 AM

Top artificial intelligence companies that ai going to kill

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Fire Panda Party Penguin May 27, 2021 - 8:46 AM

Doesn't matter how popular AI will become, it will gatekeep itself by being very complex and difficult to get into.. unfortunately

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BaBa BaeBee TesTube May 28, 2021 - 2:40 PM

Kon AiA? A iaA

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Betsy Ross May 31, 2021 - 8:47 PM

AI IS ABSOLUTELY GOING TO BE THE END OF MANKIND. THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT. WE WILL ALL DIE AND THE ELITE WILL HAVE THE WORLD TO THEMSELVES

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Erobus Black July 2, 2021 - 6:02 PM

Whay about ai in game development, someone seriously needs to apply computer vision and nlp to it,

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Zerious90 July 9, 2021 - 6:52 PM

Where is Palantir ?

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YASSINE BIMMER July 17, 2021 - 10:47 AM

there's bigger companies that actually reach some incredible levels of artificial intelligence, but the media are quit about it

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Pavel Kushnirchuk July 25, 2021 - 9:31 PM

Threats of AI for humans in consuming society. The Conference: https://youtu.be/OdBqRbohhKc

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Kushal agrawal August 8, 2021 - 8:34 AM

hello

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The Mindful Wealth Podcast August 13, 2021 - 7:11 PM

It makes me excited to see companies operating with AI. Another AI company we need to watch in 2021 is WIndfall Geotek. It's a mining company that leverages AI technologies to significantly improve outcomes in the exploration, development, operations and financing of geologically focused projects.

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Akash MARATHe August 15, 2021 - 5:29 PM

He iam from India could startup of import and export to other countries of agriculture products

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Benjamin August 24, 2021 - 10:23 PM

Very inspirational for someone who’s looking to found an AI startup.

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SavMacCauley August 27, 2021 - 1:57 AM

Boston Dynamics?

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